RC Blimps February 16, 2007
The radio range of your indoor RC blimp can be effected for a number of reasons. If you are suffering from poor or even no radio range we have some common solutions:
Your Batteries Are Low
The rc blimp requires one 3V lithium blimp battery and the transmitter requires one 9V battery. If the battery voltage in your transmitter or rc blimp is low it will have short range. Ensure that the batteries are new or fully charged. We carry replacement rc blimp batteries on our Web site or you can also purchase them at most convenience & camera stores.
Check the Gondola Antenna
Ensure that the antenna wire on the rc blimp’s gondola / fan unit is fully unwrapped, untied and fully extended. When your rc blimp is new out of the box this antenna wire is neatly wrapped for packing purposes only. When flying your rc blimp be sure to unwrap the antenna wire or you will suffer poor range and low reception.
Ensure that the antenna wire on the gondola / fan unit is not exposed through the insulation, or cut at the end. If the antenna is damaged or has bare wire it will have to be replaced. For a replacement please call us 1-800-979-9794 / 306-955-9907 or email email@example.com
Check the Transmitter Antenna
The hand held transmitter antenna is telescopic. Fully extend the transmitter antenna when flying your RC blimp. The transmitter antenna can be removed from the transmitter by unscrewing it. Make sure that when flying your rc blimp the transmitter antenna is tightly screwed into the transmitter.